Eleven San Francisco Giants Staying in Organization
8. Brandon Crawford – Crawford is an All-Star shortstop who’s elite defense should award him another Gold Glove at the end of the season. He also struggled in the second half at the plate, and his impressive first half numbers almost disappeared. As it turns out, it was a left knee injury Crawford tried to play through to explain some of the problems with the lack of power after the All-Star break.
While Belt and Panik may be headed out, Crawford is one infielder who should remain a Giant.
7. Buster Posey – Posey also played through an injury that saw his offensive numbers drop. His hip injury ultimately required surgery and his future at catcher could be in doubt.
With that said, Posey’s tenure with the Giants is unlikely to end, as he will eventually move to first base. With the concussions he’s had and the hip injury he suffered, that move to first could happen as soon as next season. Either way, he should remain a Giant.
6. Madison Bumgarner – Bumgarner is due an extension this off-season, as he only has one more year under contract. While the ace of the staff has missed significant time the last two years due to injuries, he is still the best pitcher in the organization.
Rival teams have wondered if the Giants could consider moving him and his friendly 2019 contract for a load of prospects at some point, that is doubtful to happen.
Overall, the Giants staff has been strong most of this season and they will need that pitching in future years as they rebuild.